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1st Quarter 2018


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Organisational Profile

Second International Conference on Deaf Education - Morocco
Faculty of Educational Sciences in Rabat, Morocco

The Second International Conference on ‘Deaf Education’ was held on February 07 and 08, 2018 at the Faculty of Educational Sciences in Rabat, Morocco. The aims of this conference was to heighten participants’ awareness of deafness issues and create a space for discussions about international experiences in the field of education as well as to study ways to improve the social status of deaf people. Read more here.


Red Star ZimbabweRed Star Zimbabwe
King George IV Centre

DeafNET in partnership with De la Bat School for the Deaf in Worcester, South Afirca trained three educators from King George IV Centre, Zimbabwe in the Red Star Training method in 2015. As part of our Programme Monitoring and Evaluation a team from DeafNET and De la Bat School visited Zimbabwe between 19 and 23 March 2018 for a follow-up visit.

  Red Star Zimbabwe  

ABSA Cape Epic Cycle 2018
Thank you to the Ironman Foundation

The IRONMAN Foundation is an official charity partner to the Absa Cape Epic cycle race and DeafNET was honoured to be selected by the Ironman Foundation to raise public awareness for the Deaf through a street awareness Basic Sign Language Campaign along the route.

Ironman Foundation Cape Epic Cycle
Ironman Foundation Cape Epic Cycle


Youth Café Training
Mafesane Youth Café in Velddrif (West Coast)

Youth Cafés are an initiative of the provincial Youth Development Strategy, and the Western Cape Government's new Provincial Strategic Goals, which calls for improving education outcomes and opportunities for youth development.

DeafNET, as Service Provider to the Western Cape Government of Social Development Youth Café Programme, presented Basic Sign Language Training to staff from Mafesane Youth Café in Velddrif (West Coast) and VPUU - Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading in Villiersdorp. This initiative creates an enabling environment where Youth Café personnel develop the skills to work with youth with hearing impairments thereby promoting accessibility to services.

  Youth Café Training  

2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour
Thank you!

Our sincere gratitude to Jacques Matthee, Joe Mothibi and Richard Newton that took up the challenge and cycled the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour to fundraise for DeafNET to support Deaf education in Africa.

  Cape Town Cycle Tour  

A practical tool

DeafNET's HIV/AIDS Toolkit consists of a cube, leaflet, DVD (in Sign Language with subtitles in French and English) and a poster. It provides a practical tool to demonstrate and engage Deaf persons in the training through their active participation in the activities.


HIV/AIDS Programme in Swaziland

Pastor Anthony Langwenya, DeafNET's representative in Swaziland, facilitated training with Deaf youth in Swaziland on 17 February at Manzini George Hotel. They focussed on Healthy Youth, Healthy Future and Identity

HIV/AIDS Programme in Swaziland


HIV/AIDS Programme in Malawi

Pastor Jimmy Akimu, DeafNET's representative in Malawi, presented several HIV/Aids training sessions to other Deaf leaders from Malawi.

HIV/AIDS Programme in Malawi


The Ido Awards
Thank you to Felicia Buthelezi

The Ido Awards annually include the Against All Odds Awards for Deaf people who rise against devastating odds and challenges and achieve extraordinary success. A big thank you to our Goodwill Ambassador, Felicia Buthelezi for allowing Deaf persons to be part of this awards annually and to Ambassador Isobel Adams who represented the CEO at this years awards ceremony. Against all Odds Award Winning Couple for 2018 is Tshenolo Lesonya & Lobopo Bimbo from Botswana.

Ido Awards


DeafNET at Deaf High School, Swaziland

DeafNET recently visited Swaziland for discussions with the Education Department, Government and Deaf Schools on Deaf education to improve Deaf learners’ achievements, sharing DeafNET's projects that can assist in the development of Deaf learners and improvement of services by the Education Department, schools, educators and the National Deaf Association.

DeafNET at Deaf High School, Swaziland


MANAD decries absence of language interpreters
Malawi National Association for the Deaf (MANAD)

Ride For Charity


Leadership and Management Programme
11 – 13 May 2018

DeafNET Leadership and Management Programme is designed to develop potential Deaf leaders to lead, sustain and coordinate projects in the field of social development in Deaf communities by strengthening their skills, competencies and abilities. Thirty (30) grade 7 & 8 learners from De Le Bat and Nuwe Hoop School in Worcester, SA completed the leadership camp at the UCSA Waterval Camping grounds in Tulbagh.

Ride For Charity

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